Where I come from, candy corn is a fall staple -- one of the 4 basic food groups. However, we always had it mixed with Spanish peanuts so you had the "sweet and salty thing" goin' on. No one in this area heard of that until I took it in to work one day last fall. Now it is a huge hit! Guess we had a different take on things -- just like we always had mayonnaise on our burgers and coleslaw on top of the pulled pork BBQ. What's so strange about that?